Giro d'Italia 2020, Stage 3: Enna – Etna 150 km

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After years of watching the Tour this is the first Giro I am watching... and boy have I already been blown away. That stage was way more entertaining than almost any Tour stage I've seen.
That's usually because of a much weaker field. And I'm not talking about the GC contenders, but the domestiques. You don't have a strong team to control the pace on the climbs and you can get total anarchy from the beginning. Especially after Astana lost Lopez and Vlasov.

Imagine the Tour Jumbo team on today's climb. They finish with 5 riders in the top10.
 
Could end up seeing the three muppets Froome, Thomas and Bernal starting a GT together after all.

No dominant teams here, good stuff, ripe ground for a randomer totally fluking one from a breakaway.
With no dominant team able to control and with all those classic type stages we will see a lot of attacks, big fights for breakaways, and GC fighting and working not only last 3 km. Hopefully.
And probably another very surprising winner.
 
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So do we think Yates is definitely done for the podium?

3 mins is a horror show but if he just had a really bad day (with MS riding it seems unlikely there was something they knew about in advance ) at a really bad time (pace being pushed early with G off the back) the others will likely let him go if he tries an early punt and you'd not be shocked if he found a minute or more back on a gift if his legs are actually closer to TA level and not this .

Admittedly it's super hard to see but weirder things have happened
 
So do we think Yates is definitely done for the podium?

3 mins is a horror show but if he just had a really bad day (with MS riding it seems unlikely there was something they knew about in advance ) at a really bad time (pace being pushed early with G off the back) the others will likely let him go if he tries an early punt and you'd not be shocked if he found a minute or more back on a gift if his legs are actually closer to TA level and not this .

Admittedly it's super hard to see but weirder things have happened
I don't think that 3 minutes is enough for him to be allowed to go from the group of favs.
 
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So do we think Yates is definitely done for the podium?

3 mins is a horror show but if he just had a really bad day (with MS riding it seems unlikely there was something they knew about in advance ) at a really bad time (pace being pushed early with G off the back) the others will likely let him go if he tries an early punt and you'd not be shocked if he found a minute or more back on a gift if his legs are actually closer to TA level and not this .

Admittedly it's super hard to see but weirder things have happened
Given the rate that the contenders are thinning out he could still win the MR :p
Maybe he's doing a reverse of 2018, this was his bad day and watch him dominate the race from now
 
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